The Aircraft Electronics Association is an international membership organization with nearly 1,300 companies representing thousands of employees located in more than 40 countries around the world.
Membership includes government-certified international repair stations, manufacturers of avionics equipment, instrument repair facilities, instrument manufacturers, airframe manufacturers, test equipment manufacturers, major distributors, engineers and educational institutions. The AEA is headquartered in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, a suburb of Kansas City; with a regulatory and legislative office in Washington, D.C., and an international satellite office in Cologne, Germany. The AEA is governed by an international board of directors, elected by and from the membership.
Following the recent retirement announcement by the current President/CEO, Paula Derks, the AEA board of directors has formed a search committee tasked with bringing before the board potential candidates for the position of President/CEO. Interviews will take place between July and December 2018.
The successful candidate will be formally introduced to the membership during the 62nd annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show in Palm Springs, California, March 25, 2019. To be considered for the position of AEA president and chief executive officer, individuals must submit contact information along with a cover letter and resume. This will give the search committee the information needed to follow up with qualified candidates as deemed appropriate.
Please note: The AEA Search Committee will protect the privacy of candidate information submitted until such time the candidate may be asked to participate in final interviews.